Between the years 2013 – 2018, I taught a local history group in Anfield, in Liverpool, named the Rawdon History Group, the group being named after local industrialist and philanthropist Christopher Rawdon. As part of a history project with the group, I decided to research the life of Christopher Rawdon, and this resulted in the book, which was published by Arima in 2016. I’ve posted a few times on Rawdon in the past on this blog, and I felt that a book on the Rawdon family was much needed as the family were instrumental in the development of the Anfield area in the nineteenth century.
The Rawdon family originated from Yorkshire, so there is also an examination of the industries that they were involved with there. This was my first non-Masonic book and my first biography, and although it is only a short book (around 30,000 words with illustrations, footnotes, index and bibliography), it was still a great project to research and still manages to present a comprehensive account of the Rawdon family, their philanthropic ethos and their legacy.
The video below gives a brief look into the book. Please feel free to subscribe to my channel.